ESTERO, FL — Florida Everblades President and General Manager Craig Brush along with Head Coach Brad Ralph announced Thursday that forward Jordan Samuels-Thomas has been loaned to the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Samuels-Thomas, 26, moves up to San Diego having registered eight points (3g,5a) in nine appearances this season split between the Everblades (2 assists in five games) and the Utah Grizzlies (3 goals, 3 assists in four games). The Everblades acquired Samuels-Thomas in a trade with Utah on October 24.
Last year, the 6-3, 185-pound forward recorded 22 points (12g,10a) in 58 games played with the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League. In addition, he also logged an assist in 13 playoff appearances with the Reign.
In 2014-15, Samuels-Thomas posted eight points in 65 games played with the Rochester Americans (AHL). He totaled 104 career points (50g, 54a) during his four-year collegiate career split between Bowling Green State University (2009-2011) and Quinnipiac University (2012-2014).
The West Hartford, Connecticut native was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the seventh round-of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
The Everblades continue on their week long road trip with another contest against the Gladiators on Friday night at the Infinite Energy Arena. Fans can catch the game broadcast on WJBX News, Talk & More on 101.5-FM.104.3-FM, 770-AM or by CLICKING HEREUpcoming Everblades Home Games & PromotionsFriday, November 18 vs. Greenville, 7:30 p.m. – Harry Potter Night! Harry Potter themed music, activities and videos throughout the night! Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character. Kids also eat free in the Breakaway Sports Pub with the purchase of adult entree.
Saturday, November 19 vs. Missouri, 7:00 p.m. – Swampee's Birthday! Joins us for Swampee's birthday with all of his mascot friends! Join us from 5-7p.m. for the pregame tailgate featuring live music and bounce houses for the kids! The first 500 fans will receive free ice cream courtesy of Molly Moos!
Game Tickets: Everblades tickets may be purchased at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online atwww.ticketmaster.com2016-17 Season Ticket Plans Now Available! Full and flexible partial season ticket plans are currently available for the 2016-17 season. We offer several tickets packages designed to help fit your budget and schedule.Special Offer! Purchase any new ticket package for the 2016-17 season, and receive a $20 gift card from Ford's Garage! Locations include Cape Coral, Downtown Fort Myers and Miromar Outlets in Estero.Discounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price, and you ma also receive an Everblades souvenir! Group tickets are available for all home games. For more information on group tickets, call 239-948-7825.
This release Courtesy of Fort Myers Technical College & Cape Coral Technical College
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